Rock and roll never dies, but as any fan can tell you, band lineups are a lot less permanent -- and for groups that have been together for decades, such as Van Halen, the personnel shifts can be hard to keep track of. With that in mind, we've decided to take a band-by-band look at the ins and outs of some of our favorite acts' rosters, pausing to sample the music along the way.
As our list of the top Sammy Hagar '80s songs demonstrates very clearly, it was a pretty great time for the Red Rocker. After spending most of the '70s slowly climbing his way up the music-business ladder, he became a bona fide solo star early in the decade. But that was just the beginning. Hagar shocked the world by t
It's a question that has plagued man since the shredding gods first emerged: Who is the greatest metal guitarist? And now the question can finally be answered.
This list of the Top 10 Van Halen Michael Anthony songs shine a much-deserved light on the contributions his bass playing and singing have made to one of rock's biggest bands. Not only has our honoree been a bastion of rock and roll goodwill and down-to-earth camaraderie for all these years, he gracio
Mick Jones is best know for his many years as the guitarist and songwriter in Foreigner, but he's also a notable producer who has twirled the knobs for both Billy Joel and Van Halen. He produced the latter's pivotal '5150' album, their first effort after replacing original lead singer David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar.
Changing lead singers midstream tends to have an adverse effect on most rock bands, but after original vocalist David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985, the group topped the charts with their next album, 1986's '5150.' Two years later, they released their eighth LP, 'OU812' -- and the hits kept right on coming.